Out today, the digital release of The Hidden Tapes: A Compilation of Minimal Wave from Around the World ‘79-‘85. The Hidden Tapes features rare, unreleased, and licensed tracks from as far as Japan and the former Yugoslavia. Most of the bands on this compilation recorded on 4-track tape in their bedroom studios while two of them went further to collaborate by sending tapes through the mail. The sounds on this record range from raw proto-industrial to naive danceable Belgradian new wave, to filmic synthesizer music to more complex, vocal-driven melodic synthpop.

The Hidden Tapes digital and CD release presents songs from Danton’s Voice, Oskarova Fobija, The Fast Set, Sympathy Nervous, Pas De Deux, Unovidual + Tara Cross, SS-Say, Robert Lawrence + Mark Phillips, Kym Amps, Reservé, and includes two bonus tracks from Gary Allen (US) and Art Fact (Sweden). Thanks to everyone involved in making this happen. Check sound samples via links below. Digital release August 15th, CD release September 1st. One sheet available upon request. Update: The Hidden Tapes has been featured on the front page of Electronic->New Albums on iTunes US and iTunes UK.



SS-Say - Care
Oskarova Fobija - Beli Dekolte
Danton's Voice - I Hear The Bells
Sympathy Nervous - Polaroid
Pas De Deux - Cardiocleptomanie
Robert Lawrence+Mark Phillips - Computer Bank
The Fast Set - Kaleidecon
Reservé - Destination Pour L'Inconnu
Kym Amps - You Don't Know My Name
Unovidual + Tara Cross - Microphone Connection
Gary Allen - Oops It's An Accident (Extended Mix)
Art Fact - Rain In The South